Hudson-to-Housatonic Region

The 2017 Hudson-to-Housatonic Scholastic Awards have been announced, and the results are in!

The 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards accepted submissions from September 15, through December 15, 2016. Guidelines, deadlines, and coverage area for the Hudson-to-Housatonic Region are available now. Submissions to the 2018 Awards will be accepted beginning in September, 2017.

The 2017 Hudson-to-Housatonic Region Scholastic Awards

  • 1,920 writing works submitted
  • 363 Honorable Mentions awarded to promising works
  • 262 Silver Keys awarded to distinguished works
  • 180 Gold Keys awarded to the most accomplished works.
  • 5 American Voice Nominees selected as the strongest regional works

Gold Keys are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Writing Awards.

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Regional Ceremony

Sunday, March 5th, 2016
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY

To recognize their outstanding work, this year's Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to the 2017 Awards Ceremony for the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! This year's keynote speaker will be author Joe Wallace.

RSVP now for seating and further details!

Contact Info

Phone: (914) 401-4159

Program Partners

Since 2013, The Crosswicks Foundation has generously provided the annual Madeleine L'Engle Scholarship for $1000, presented each year to the H2H Region's top Senior Portfolio. Mrs. L'Engle's literary legacy of more than 60 published works included the Newbery Medal winning A Wrinkle in Time.

For 2017, The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY is proud to present six prizes for middle school writers: four for Fiction and one each for Poetry and Nonfiction! These $100 prizes aim to empower and embolden 7th and 8th grade writers who demonstrate exemplary skill and promise in their writing abilities, and to encourage their interest in and love for the craft.

Through its MFA in Creative Writing program, Manhattanville College partners with Writopia Lab to host the annual H2H Regional Awards Ceremony at Manhattanville's O'Byrne Chapel.

Support the Hudson-to-Housatonic Region

Please support our work in getting the word out, organizing the submissions, coordinating the judging, and running the ceremony.

  • $1000 — Truman Capote Sponsor
  • $500 — Sylvia Plath Sponsor
  • $250 — Joyce Carol Oates Sponsor
  • $100 — Friend of The Awards
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